natural stone/quartz design trends

While granite and marble remain popular among homeowners, it’s hard to deny that quartz materials have been making inroads in the countertop market. “Quartz is being chosen over natural stone because the look of stone can achieved, but with greater durability,” says Shaun Doughtery of SDI. “A great example is the look of marble in the kitchen. Marble was a popular choice for the kitchen but people have been hesitant to choose it due to staining, chipping, and the softness of stone. It wasn’t holding up. Quartz companies are replicating the look of marble for less money. Their countertops are …

Readers Favorites Awards 2012

  Readers Favorites Awards 2012 Readers of Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden™ have cast their votes for their 2012 favorites—their favorite designers, builders, landscapers, “little known” stores, just to name a few. If you’re looking for a service provider and aren’t sure who to choose, try one of these—they’ve received the stamp of approval from readers of the only shelter publication serving the Nashville area. architect/home plan designer 1st Place —  Quirk Designs 2nd Place — Jack Herr Design Associates 3rd Place —  Manuel Zeitlin Architects air conditioning/heating service company 1st Place —  Lee Company 2nd Place — …